Currently raging through Southern California, the merciless Woolsey fire has forced a quarter of a million people to quickly evacuate their homes. Celebrities like Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian are among the devastated evacuees in the area, fleeing to safety for their lives. Others have not been so lucky, with the death toll rising and many residents injured. Although the full extent of damages is currently unknown, several celebrities have come forward to sadly confirm that they have lost their homes.
Gerard Butler's home was destroyed by the Woolsey fire Photo: Twitter/@gerardbutler
Upon his homecoming in Malibu on Sunday, November 11, Gerard Butler was devastated to find his property destroyed. "Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating," he wrote on Twitter along with a photo of him and the debris. "Heartbreaking time across California. Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you
@LAFD. If you can, support these brave men and women at http://SupportLAFD.org."
Cailtyn Jenner's home in Malibu Photo: Instagram/@caitlynjenner
It had originally been reported that Caitlyn Jenner's home was also among ones destroyed. "We’re out of the fire zone and are safe," she wrote alongside a video update on her Instagram. "Thinking about all those that are affected and hope you all are safe too." However a source spoke to TMZ, too soon as the hillside home she's lived in since 2015 was spared.
It was also originally thought that an iconic TV mansion was overtaken by the brutal blazes. The estate that has longtime served as the home to contestants on ABC’s The Bachelor was threatened, with nearby homes suffering severe damages. Series creator Mike Fleiss and ABC’s Senior VP of alternative series Rob Mills shared the news on Twitter. “Thinking of the people of Malibu and yes #TheBachelor Mansion is in grave danger as well," Rob wrote.
Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro was another public figure affected by the fires. "Evacuated last night," he tweeted. "Bleak House and the collection may be endangered but the gift of life remains." Bleak House is what the Mexican filmmaker, who is known for acclaimed movies like The Shape of Water, calls his writing sanctuary and where he houses his film prop and art collection. He later took to Twitter to update the world, saying: "Bleak House (I am told this morning) seems to be fine. Just minor smoke damage. I am aware about how much this fire has taken, how much has been lost - this is humbling and a blessing."
A-listers and non-famous folks alike have been sending out their prayers and praise for everyone involved, especially firefighters risking their lives during this tragic time. Our thoughts are with all affected.